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Maintenance Trainee

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. Franklin Full-Time
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Job Summary
The Maintenance Trainee is responsible for learning and applying skills to maintain equipment and facilities to operate in the safest and most productive electro-mechanical condition, supporting continuous improvement, production strategies and plant reliability of snack food equipment and building maintenance.
Essential Job Duties
  • Develops an understanding and practical application of governmental regulatory programs and policies. These may include but are not limited to National Electrical Code, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Uniform Building Code (UBC) and local government environmental agency policies.
  • Practices and complies with all plant and maintenance department safety procedures, including but not limited to:  Lock-Out - Tag-Out; Arc Flash and Hot Work Permits.
  • Understands the concept of Permit Required Confined Spaces and assists with proper alternate entry of re-classified confined spaces when necessary.
  • Follows all applicable good manufacturing practices (GMP's) for area assigned.  
  • Maintains and uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), food handling before and after equipment inspection and repair activities.
  • Attends classes, seminars, and in-house training as needed to maintain skill level with changes in the industry.
  • Assists in making improvements and suggestions to optimize maintenance program.
  • Executes and documents planned and unplanned work findings and data during shift via computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
  • With assistance, execute electrical and mechanical work orders in accordance to policy.
  • Assists with equipment breakdowns/repairs and resolution.
  • Learns methodologies including, but not limited to: root cause analysis (RCA), break down failure analysis (BDA) and cause maps to identify and resolve equipment issues.
  • Develops and demonstrates an understanding of various diagrams which may include but are not limited to: Single Line Electrical Drawings, mechanical and electrical equipment schematics, pneumatics, hydraulics, Pipe and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s) and etc.
  • With assistance, applies equipment care concepts of autonomous maintenance (AM) including but not limited to: Cleaning, Inspection and Lubrication (CIL) and basic parts and tools usage.
  • May perform other duties as required.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Reads and interprets common technical journals, synthesizing complex or diverse information and carries out detailed written or oral instructions, correspondence, and memos. 
  • Write and present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers and other employees of the organization.
  • Communicate/interact with all levels of the organization in a professional manner. Work and function as a member in a team based environment. 
  • Perform simple arithmetic functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers. Able to use precision measuring equipment. Convert measures from feet/inches to decimals and vice versa. Draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Use a computer for data entry and documentation of maintenance findings on work orders. In some cases, upload and download of technical manuals and specifications from CMMS or internet. Must be able to use a basic calculator.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED required. Must pass plant specific maintenance test. Some college or formal technical school education is preferred.
Professional Licenses or Certifications
Valid Driver’s License. Must be Forklift certified or able to obtain forklift and aerial lifts certification.  
Travel Required
Minimal travel may be required.

Skills required

Oil And Gas
Preventive Maintenance
Heating And Cooling
Repairing (Computer Systems)
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Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. The Company’s products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, nuts and other snacks. Snyder’s-Lance has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Indiana, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada. Products are sold under the Snyder’s of Hanover, Lance, Cape Cod, Krunchers!, Tom’s, Archway, Jays, Stella D’oro, O-Ke-Doke, and Grande brand names along with a number of private label and third party brands. Products are distributed nationally through grocery and mass merchandisers, convenience stores, club stores, food service outlets and other channels. The Company Snyder’s-Lance Inc. was formed by bringing the best of two companies together in Snyder’s of Hanover and Lance Inc. in December 2010.

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